Jul 2015 - PROUD Study Documentary

2 July 2015 by Pure Radio

The PROUD study recruited gay and bisexual men to take a drug which reduces the chances of contracting HIV.

Their results have been so good that they’re now calling for the drug to be available through the NHS.

Under the Rainbow found out about a documentary film – which explores why we need it, how effective it is, and what the next steps are for access in the UK.

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Jun 2015 - Ian McKellen

25 June 2015 by Pure Radio

Mr Holmes is currently in the cinema, with Sir Ian McKellen playing the part of an ageing Sherlock Holmes.

Ian has said he’ll take on fewer acting roles in the future, in order to concentrate on writing his autobiography – after he signed a deal with publishers, worth a reported one million pounds.

Tonight, Under the Rainbow looks back at when he visited the Garrick Theatre in Stockport.

Ian explained why he thought more lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans celebrities don’t come out of the closet.

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Edgeley Park Purchase Pure County Special

24 June 2015 by Pure Radio

This afternoon Stockport Council will meet to discuss a proposal to purchase Edgeley Park and rent it to Stockport County.

We hear from both the club and the local authority to find out what the deal would mean for both Hatters fans and the borough’s residents.

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Jun 2015 - PLUS Prepare For Manchester Pride

18 June 2015 by Pure Radio

It’s two and a half months until Manchester Pride.

People Like Us Stockport will be walking in this year’s parade.

They are the borough’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans social group.

One of their members, Cat, told Under the Rainbow that last week was the first time the group saw the rainbow nun costume.

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Jo Bywater's 3rd Roots & Fusion session

17 June 2015 by Pure Radio

The incredible Jo Bywater returned to Roots & Fusion for her 3rd session.

She brought her Gretsch acoustic, her trusty resonator, her stompbox and harmonica for six wonderful songs – one of which got it’s first public airing…

We then had talked about her collaborations with Tiki Black & Bowker, her songwriting and how she is preparing for her next album…

1) Riches To Rags
2) Silence Changed
3) Empty Promises
4) Greys
5) Bag Of Bones
6) Crossroads

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